shot glasses for birthday toasts

What to make for a friend's birthday when she already has everything she needs? Ice shot glasses, for sure! It was only -16 C last Sunday, so I put the shot glass molds fairly early to give them enough time to set (10 a.m. on a weekend is early for this bird). When I removed… Continue reading shot glasses for birthday toasts

ice lenses meet tuktoyaktuk light + snow

We're stuck in Tuk! And ice-sculpting is the current prescription for preventing cabin fever. We arrived safely in Tuktoyaktuk around 4:00 on Wednesday after 5 slow, bumpy hours on the Ice Highway (pix to come later). It took about an hour of waiting around at the North Mart until we got through to the cell… Continue reading ice lenses meet tuktoyaktuk light + snow

Nicole Dextras: ice typographies

        November and December 2008. Through some stroke of luck, Vancouver artist Nicole Dextras and I were both artists-in-residence in Dawson City, Yukon, through the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC).   We hadn't met previously, so I was delighted to discover that Dextras makes eco-sensitive ephemeral artworks, and that many… Continue reading Nicole Dextras: ice typographies